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Falconers LLP Commemorates National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

On June 21, 2018, we mark National Indigenous Peoples Day. National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day for all individuals to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements and contributions of First Nations, Inui...

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Falconair Visits Rainy River First Nations

June 19, 2018, Falconair flew to Rainy River First Nations to meet with Councillor Willy McGinnis and Dennis Mandamin of Whitefish Bay, to provide legal support to the community and partake in some fishing in the local waters. Falconers LLP thanks Council...

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Police tactic, “Project Drive Thru” lacks accountability and can lead to discrimination

In a June 14, 2018, article by Vice News it is reported that the police in the city of Burlington, have formalized “Project Drive Thru,” an initiative that rewards fast-food drive-thru employees for calling the police on suspected intoxicated...

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James Forcillo, Cop who Killed Sammy Yatim, Admits Perjury, Gets 6 More Months in Jail

Jailed Toronto police officer, James Forcillo, was remanded in custody Friday, May 4, 2018, to May 31, 2018 to face charges of perjury, obstruct justice and breaching his bail conditions. Today, a Toronto judge added six months onto Forcillo’s six-year...

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Beyond the Indian Act NAN Summit

From May 23-24, 2018, the Summit “determiNATION,” will bring together thinkers and leaders in Ottawa, to create a framework for decolonization. Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s (“NAN”) legal counsel, Julian Falconer, and Falconers LLP...

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Falconair Makes Treaty Three Territory Visit – Rainy River First Nations

Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer and Asha James, flew via Falconair to Kenora ON, to provide legal support to the Treaty Three Police Services Board and the Rainy River First Nations community.

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Falconers LLP Lawyer featured on CBC’s Metro Morning Segment

On May 14, 2018, Falconers LLP lawyer, Akosua Matthews was featured on CBC’s Metro Morning segment, hosted by Matt Galloway. Ms. Matthews has been working in the area of Indigenous Child Welfare, before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, on behalf ...

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National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

In response to calls for action from Indigenous families, communities and organizations, as well as non-governmental and international organizations, the Government of Canada launched an entirely independent National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indi...

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A New NAPS: NAN / NAPS Sign Historic Agreement

Today,  NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Board Chair Mike Metatawabin, and NAPS Chief of Police Terry Armstrong, announced to the Chiefs in Assembly “A New Tripartie Agreement: A New NAPS.” Falconers LLP has been the legal / negotiation suppor...

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NAN Chiefs Spring Assembly 2018

Today, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (“NAN”) opens its Chiefs Spring Assembly in the traditional territory of Mattagami First Nation at the Senator Hotel & Conference Centre in Timmins, ON. The assembly will be held on May 8, 9 & 10, 2018. Jul...

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TPS Officer Forcillo Remanded in Custody for Breaching Bail, Obstruction and Perjury Charges

May 4, 2018: Jailed Toronto police officer, James Forcillo, was remanded in custody Friday, May 4, 2018, to May 31, 2018 to face charges of perjury, obstruct justice and breaching his bail conditions, as reported by the Toronto Star. Court of Appeal Dism...

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APTN Investigative Report: Racism in the Ranks

On Friday, April 27, 2018, the APTN National News’ released its investigative report: ‘APTN Investigates: Racism in the Ranks’. This report covers the prevalent issue of racism, misconduct, and lack of accountability in the RCMP. In Febr...

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